First Look: Hercules Magazine

October 21st, 2015 |Posted by jonathanshia

Jordan Barrett takes the cover of the latest issue of Hercules Magazine magazine, aptly titled Bright Young Things, photographed by Paola Kudacki and styled by Francesco Sourigues. The rest of the issue celebrates an appropriately eclectic band of new-wave digital stars, from actorsWill Peltz and Nolan Funk to the tattooed model-slash-artist David Alexander Flinn. Tim Schuhmacher, Julian Schneyder, Johannes Spaas, Billy Vandendooren, and Luka Sabbat star in various features within as well. Take a first look at the new issue below.


Photography Paola Kudacki (Camilla Lowther Management), Fashion editor Francesco Sourigues (De Facto), Model Jordan Barrett

Photography Bruno Staub (CBA), Fashion editor DAVID BRUNO, Talent Nolan Funk (IMG)

Photography Bruno Staub (CBA), Fashion editor David Vivirido, Model Julian Schneyder

Photography Alessio Boni, Fashion editor Heathermary Jackson (FRANK REPS), Model David Alexander Flinn

Photography Bruno Staub (CBA), Fashion editor DAVID VIVIRIDO, Talent Will Peltz (IMG)

Photography Bruno Staub (CBA), Fashion editor Mauricio Nardi (Atomo Management), Models Johannes Spaas, Billy Vandendooren and Janek Chrabaszcz.

Photography Benny Horne, Fashion editor Francesco Sourigues (De Facto), Model Robbie G

Photography Mark Kean, Fashion editorAzza Yousif, Models Jack Mather & Connor Newall

Photography Daniel Riera (Jed Root), Fashion editor Francesco Sourigues (De Facto), Model Luka Sabbat

Photography Thomas Goldblum, Fashion editor Darcy Backlar (Management + Artists), Model Tim Schuhmacher

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First Look: The Greatest Fall 2015

October 5th, 2015 |Posted by jonathanshia

For the new Fall/Winter 2015 issue, menswear magazine The Greatest takes as its theme heroes of all sorts, starting from the supremely graceful and athletic star ballet dancer Roberto Bolle, who graces the cover shot by Francesco Brigida and styled by Matteo Greco. A powerhouse lineup of models stars in the main fashion story within by Alessandro Dal Buoni and Greco, from longtime favorites like Ben Allen, Laurie Harding, and Tim Schuhmacher to newer faces Piero Mendez, Matt Doran, Charlie James, and Max Barczak in a youthful take on the season’s idiosyncratic designs. Robbie McKinnon finds himself in expressive sportswear on the beach in a feature by Paolo Zerbini and Greco, while breakout faces George Koh and Lucas Satherley are found in suiting lounging in a sparse field photographed by Clare Shilland and styled by Hanna Kelifa. Mark Kean and Jérôme André contribute a thoughtful vision of fresh youth, and the same quiet introspection can be seen in an accompanying short film, directed by Luca De Santis and starring Florian DesBiendras and Carolina Gonzales. Interviews with Italo Zucchelli of Calvin Klein, Paul Smith, and Bolle’s fellow ballet legend Marie-Agnès Gillot round out the issue, a reminder that there is never a shortage of talents to look up to. Take an exclusive first look at the issue, out today, below.

The Greatest Fashion Film #9 from The Greatest Magazine on Vimeo.

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Roberto Bolle (Marilyn Agency) by Francesco Brigida (AGENCE SAINT GERMAIN) | Styling Matteo Greco

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Robbie McKinnon by Paolo Zerbini (Atomo Management) | Styling Matteo Greco

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Danny Jamie Hewitt By Francesco Brigida (AGENCE SAINT GERMAIN) | Styling by Davide Brambilla

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Taavi Mand by Laura Sciacovelli | Styling by Nik Piras (Atomo Management)

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George Koh, Lucas Satherley by Clare Shilland | Styling by Hanna Kelifa (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management)

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Roberto Bolle (Marilyn Agency) by Francesco Brigida (AGENCE SAINT GERMAIN) | Styling Matteo Greco

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Piero Mendez and Tim Schuhmacher by Alessandro Dal Buoni | Styling by Matteo Greco

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Max Barczak and Laurie Harding by Alessandro Dal Buoni | Styling by Matteo Greco

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Ben Allen by Alessandro Dal Buoni | Styling by Matteo Greco

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Matt Doran and Laurie by Alessandro Dal Buoni | Styling by Matteo Greco

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Connor, Kitty, Barnaby by Mark Kean| Styling by Jérôme André (Visual Artist UK )

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Spring Clean

May 12th, 2015 |Posted by jonathanshia

Spring may have just barely started, but Spanish menswear magazine Varón Magazine is already looking ahead to the rest of the year, with a Summer/Autumn issue celebrating rebirth and renewal, out now. Coverboy Julius Gerhardt makes a striking comeback, fresh off walking for Prada exclusively in January after coming out of a life-threatening coma. Piczo opens the issue with a celebration of British designers, from upstarts like Craig Green and J.W. Anderson to old standbys Paul Smith and Vivienne Westwood, styled by Hugo Lavín on Simon Fitskie.

Editorials by Lonny Spence and Yann Faucher lead into Autumn 2015 previews by Nacho Pinedo and Mark Kean, while interviews with Marni’s Consuelo Castiglione, Zegna’s Stefano Pilati, and Pablo Coppola of Bally add some heft. Rising designer Lou Dalton expounds on the merits of apprenticeships, and Frances Corner, head of the London College of Fashion, insists on the value of higher education—even in an age of rising tuition fees and diminishing job prospects. Varón has always celebrated the unconventional—previous cover stars include flamenco dancer Yiyo and parfumier Ben Gorham—and this tenth issue proves no different, with a profile on Jon-Allan Butterworth, the paracyclist who lost an arm in a rocket attack in Iraq and went on to win three silver medals at the Paralympic Games in London. Take an exclusive first look at the issue below.

Julius Gerhardt Photographer Mark Kean | styling Adam Winder

Simon Fitskie PhotographerPiczo | styling Hugo Lavín

Jack Mather and Danny Keeves Photographer Piczo | styling Way Perry (Jed Root)

George Kirkup-Delph Photographer Charlotte Hadden | styling Hugo Lavín

Jon Allan Butterworth (cyclist) Photographer Lonny Spence | styled by Hugo Lavín

Kristoffer Hasslevall Photographer Nacho Pinedo | styling Natalia Bengoechea


Jake Lucas Photographer Lonny Spence | styling by Hugo Lavín

Maxim by Photographer Yann Faucher | styling by Ylias Nacer

Joe Ragget and Oliver Brooke by Nacho Pinedo | styling Hugo Lavín

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Spring Forward

March 24th, 2015 |Posted by jonathanshia

Hercules Universal celebrates the “Endless Affair” with their latest issue, offering a clean and crisp vision of Spring/Summer 2015. Four black-and-white covers kick it off, featuring English actor Jeremy Irvine by Ben Weller, French rocker Marlon Magnée by Hedi Slimane, and models Alessio Pozzi and Austin Scoggin by, respectively, Daniel Riera and Bruno Staub. Social-media sensation Lucky Blue Smith stars in a vivid feature by Giampaolo Sgura, while Pozzi and Arran Sly look sharp in summer whites by Riera. Felix Gesnouin stars in an introspective story from Philippe Vogelenzang, and another editorial by Sgura peeks at the artistic life.

Staub’s collections feature, shot on Fire Island in gorgeous monochrome, features a passel of summer-ready Soul Artist Management faces, including Doug Pickett, Blaine Cook, Sean Harju, Brian Shimansky, Henry Watkins and Cory Bond, all of whom also appear in an accompanying video, premiering here on Take a look at an exclusive preview of the issue below.


Photographer Daniel Riera (Jed Root), fashion editor Francesco Sourigues (De Facto), model Alessio Pozzi

Photographer Ben Weller (Camilla Lowther Management), fashion editor David Vivirido, talent Jeremy Irvine

Photographer Hedi Slimane, model Marlon Magnée

Photographer Bruno Staub (Chris Boals Artists CBA), fashion editor David Vivirido, modelAustin Scoggins

Photographer Hedi Slimane, model Marlon Magnée


Photographer Giampaolo Sgura (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY), fashion editor Miguel Arnau (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY), model Ryan Tift, Aiden Shaw, second image Jacob Hankin



Photographer Daniel Riera (Jed Root), fashion editor Francesco Sourigues (De Facto), model Alessio Pozzi, Arran Sly


Photographer Bruno Staub (Chris Boals Artists CBA), fashion editor David Vivirido, model Minkah Davidson, second image Brian Shimansky, Max Wefers

Photographer Giampaolo Sgura (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY), fashion editor Miguel Arnau (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY), model Lucky Blue Smith

Photographer Ben Weller (Camilla Lowther Management), fashion editor David Vivirido, talent Jeremy Irvine

Photographer Philippe Vogelenzang (Jed Root), fashion editor Darcy Backlar (Management + Artists), model Felix Gesnouin

Photographer Mark Kean, fashion editor Way Perry (Jed Root) model Felix Morriss

Photographer Thomas Goldblum, fashion editor Azza Yousif, model Aaron Gatward

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In Black & White

April 24th, 2014 |Posted by jonathanshia

Spring may be better-known as the season for bright prints and colors, but the latest issue of upscale menswear magazine Varon Magazine makes a very convincing argument for the purity and sharp beauty of clean black-and-white. Ben Gorham, founder of the exclusive Byredo fragrance collection, stars in the sharp cover story, lensed by Lonny Spence with styling by Varon’s fashion director Hugo Lavín, while the rest of the magazine is filled with many of the industry’s top new faces in a range of the season’s top designs. Bright young Brits Matthew Bell and Tom Gaskin can be seen in the main collections story, photographed by co editor in chief Nacho Pinedo and dressed by Lavín, while Elliot Vulliod is the centerpiece of a feature on the idiosyncratic designer Umit Benan. But for all its celebration of the here and now, the issue offers a sneak peek ahead as well, with an exclusive preview of Fall 2014 from rising British designer Craig Green captured by Piczo with a clinical austerity softened by gentle portraits that add just the right touch of sensitive emotion. Check out their Instagram page for more beautiful visuals.

Ben Gorham by Lonny Spence, styling by Hugo Lavín

Matthew Bell and Tom Gaskin by Nacho Pinedo, styling by Hugo Lavín

Elliot Vulliod in Umit Benan by Lonny Spence, styling by Hugo Lavín

Laurie Harding by Lonny Spence, styling by Shirley Amartey

Marc André Turgeon by Joachim Mueller Ruchholtz (Visual Artist UK ), styling by Jason Hughes (Visual Artist UK )

Nicholas Santos/Charlie Ayres Taylor/Paolo Gallardo by Mark Kean, styling by Hugo Lavín

Arran Turton Phillips by Rory van Millingen, styling by Way Perry (Jed Root)

Jack Chambers, Guy Gee in Craig Green by Piczo, styling by Hugo Lavín

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First Look: Under the Influence

April 4th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

When you see Kristen McMenamy on the cover of a magazine you know you’re in for a treat! Under the Influence Magazine returns with an impressive issue filled with content centered around the theme of power. The choice of subject matter can be felt throughout the issue’s editorials and interviews – from McMenamy doing her signature avant garde poses for celebrated photographer, Nadav Kander  to timely features on the likes of Nick Knight, Paul Smith and John Porritt. Experience a preview of the issue’s fashion stories below along with an arresting video of Kristen.


Shadows from Under the Influence Magazine on Vimeo.


Kristen McMenamy by Nadav Kander, styling by Under the Influence’s new fashion director Toby Grimditch, hair by Ken O’Rourke (New York: Streeters New York, London: Streeters London), makeup by new beauty director Georgina Graham (Management + Artists)


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Senait Gidey by Andrew Vowles, styling by Raphael Hirsch, hair by Yumi Nakada-Dingle, makeup by Ciara O’Shea

Aza Shade by Sarah Piantadosi, styling by Ellie Grace Cumming, hair by Philippe Tholimet, makeup by Jenny Coombs

Dan Kling by Mark Kean, styling by Ellie Grace Cumming, hair by Keisuke Terada, grooming by Lucy Bridge.

Hedvig Palm Palm by Frode & Marcus, styling by Sofie Krunegård, hair by Peter Johannson, makeup by Kristina Kullenberg

Lera Tribel by Greta Ilieva, styling by Jack Borkett, hair by Sochi, makeup by Laura Dominique

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Club Tropicana

April 1st, 2014 |Posted by jonathanshia

This has been, in many ways, the winter of our discontent, with biting snow and freezing winds long outstaying their welcome into April. Spanish menswear bible Hercules Universal offers a rejuvenating missive from the sunlit Iberian peninsula with their latest issue, which comes with the promising title “Club Tropicana” stamped on its electric blue cover. Otto Pierce lounges on the pristine sands of Mexico’s Riviera Maya in Paola Kudacki’s saturated cover feature, wearing some of the season’s brightest pieces styled by Francesco Sourigues. Bruno Staub captures new face Carter in Kim Jones’ all-American, California-dreaming designs in a Louis Vuitton feature with fashion by Miguel Arnau. Dan Glaser visits a Provençal paradise in an architectural study of the minimalist G House in Bonnieux, a gleaming box of glass and concrete set in the woods of the French countryside. There is a hint of darkness amongst the light as well, in the edgy video accompanying the cover story, which finds Pierce splashing around in the dark surf in just a pair of Saint Laurent leather pants, in Daniel Riera’s Fall 2014 preview, which captures Jason Anthony in tough looks chosen by Sourigues from a season that seems far away but will be here all too soon. But, rather than diminishing the glow, these shadows serve only to add some sharpening contrast to an issue that, to finish off that line from Shakespeare, is otherwise “made glorious summer by this sun.”



Otto Pierce by Paola Kudacki, styling by Francesco Sourigues

George Admiraal and Dominik Bauer by Mark Kean, styling by Julian Ganio

Jason Anthony by Daniel Riera, styling by Francesco Sourigues

Carter by Bruno Staub, stying by Miguel Arnau (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY)

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In Black and White

October 31st, 2013 |Posted by victoria

The latest from Varón Magazine continues to offer a cutting-edge take on menswear. Part of the uniqueness behind the English publication comes from its all black-and-white approach, delivering a captivating sense of appeal and enticement to each photograph. Spanish actor Quim Gutierrez, whom has the current 2013 Givenchy campaign under his belt, graces the magazine’s cover, and inside you’ll find more top faces in the industry, from Clement Chabernaud and Ben Allen, to some of the hottest new guys. Top men’s stylist Way Perry and Varon’s fashion director Hugo Lavin style up a storm in this packed issue. Delve into the glossy pages Varón’s autumn/winter F/W 13 issue below.
Nick Offord by Lonny Spence, styled by Hugo Lavin

Left: Matt King by Lonny styled by Hugo. Right: Marko by Nik Hartley, styled by Hugo Lavin


Anders Hayward, Luke and Connor by Rory van Millingen, styled by Hugo Lavin


Joe Brotherton by Jeff Hahn, styled by Shirley Amartey

Ben Allen by Thomas Giddings, styled by Hugo Lavin


Clement Chabernaud by Mark Kean, styled by Way Perry

Actor Quim Gutierrez by Nacho Pinedo, styled by Hugo Lavin

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